Oxford Literature Companions: The History Boys
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Oxford Literature Companions: The History Boys

By Carmel Waldron, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language, performance and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice
section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The History Boys by Alan Bennett.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Alan Bennett
    • Historical and social background to the play
    • Educational background
    • Oxford and Cambridge
    • Concepts of time
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • Hector
      • Irwin
      • Dorothy Lintott
      • The Headmaster
      • Posner
      • Scripps
      • Dakin
      • Rudge
    • Minor characters
  • Language
    • The power of words
    • Humour
    • Allusion and figurative language
    • Language and character
  • Themes
    • Education
    • History
    • Love and sex
    • Outsiders
    • The role of women
  • Performance
    • History
    • Staging
    • Dramatic techniques
    • Views of the actors
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
      • Understanding the question
      • Planning your answer
      • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Imprint
  • Back Cover
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